“D. A. Carson, a prominent Calvinist and scholar, says he is often asked in Calvinist circles, ‘Do you tell the unconverted that God loves them?’ It’s a question, it’s a good question Calvinists have to ask, ’cause it’s not obvious what they should say to that. His answer: ‘Of course I tell them God loves them.’ Now on the face of it, I like his answer; but listen quickly, here’s what he says: there are three different ways God loves people. First, He loves people by giving them material blessings. Secondly, He loves them by letting the Gospel go out to them, and thirdly, He loves people with electing love. Now here’s the point: Carson doesn’t know who are the recipients of electing love; he doesn’t have a clue any more than I do, or you. Now, can he honestly say with a good conscience, ‘Of course God loves you’, if all he knows is God is giving you material blessings, if all he knows is God lets the Gospel be preached to you even though you can’t possibly respond to it?
Jesus said one time, what is a man profited, if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Let me paraphrase that question: How does the love of God profit a man, even if God gives him the whole world in terms of material blessings, but doesn’t give him the grace he needs to save his eternal soul? How does the love of God profit him?”
– Walls, J., in The Great Debate: Predestination vs. Free Will (Link)